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Capacity-Building Workshops for Cities: Mitigating Gentrification and Displacement

Join us for the second of four workshops on creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing in your city. Led by Silvia Urrutia, co-founder of the Arizona Housing Alliance, this high-level, interactive series brings together public and private entities to discuss challenges, highlight best practices, encourage innovation, and disseminate vital information to impact your city's affordable housing capacity.

Workshop 2: Addressing and Mitigating Gentrification and Displacement:
Moderated by Silvia Urrutia, UDeveloping LLC
Every city has neighborhoods where political and economic disinvestment have led to low real estate prices that once made it affordable for people and businesses to live and survive. These areas are prone to disruption when economic cycles change, often spurred by public investment. Long term residents and businesses are vulnerable because landowners see opportunities to sell at better prices, and renters are unable to pay higher prices. The effect is a fraying of community life as many are forced to leave for more affordable neighborhoods and those that remain face uncertainty.

Guest Speakers for Workshop 2
Kevin Kellogg, Principal, Kellogg+Associates, is dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges of urbanization, housing, social equity, and place making, with extensive experience in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest.
Beatrice Moore, director, Grand Avenue Arts & Preservation, Phoenix. Moore is a working artist and neighborhood activist with expertise in historic preservation and using the arts to mitigate gentrification.

Register for this workshop below. We encourage cities to send teams to ensure several departments can learn and share their experiences. We suggest representatives from:
- Community Development (or Planning Department)
- Housing Department
- Economic Development
- Human Services
- City Manager's Office

Breakfast and box lunches will be served.

We encourage you to take public transportation, but if you drive, park at the City Parking Garage just across the street from the Transportation Center and we will validate you.

FUTURE WORKSHOPS
Workshop 3: A Comprehensive Approach to Preserving Existing Affordable Housing
April 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall 481, Arizona State University, Tempe campus
Workshop 4: Trends in Affordable and Workforce Housing: Adapting Best practices to Arizona
May 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall 481, Arizona State University, Tempe campus

PAST WORKSHOPS
Workshop 1: Affordable Housing Capacity-Building Workshops for Cities

Thursday, March 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.